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Texas State Aquarium

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Address: 2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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+1 361-881-1200
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09:00 - 17:00
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium!...

Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 320 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular cultural attraction has welcomed over 12 million visitors since its grand opening in July 1990. Conveniently located on North Beach, the Texas State Aquarium is just minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown district, convention center complex, and museums.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share.The Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Aquarium's mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.

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Nice Aquarium Plenty to Experience

This aquarium is smaller than most that we have been to, but they still had a lot on display. The dolphin show was very good and worth the trip just to experience it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2015
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Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Really neat. Great place to spend an afternoon. The dolphin show was informative and the highlight for my children. I enjoy walking through the aquarium and learning about the creatures. The shark exhibit was really informative. The food court was a bit pricey, but most things in the gift shop was reasonable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This aquarium is a great attraction, it has beautiful jellyfish and sea horses. This is a great activity for young children and teenagers. every age!

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Dickinson, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

They are renovating, so there is construction going on. The exhibits were informative and the shows entertaining as well. It's good place to visit, we had fun. A decent variety of exhibits and "shows", educational. Admission is around $20 bucks for those over 13 years but less than 65, so for a large family with older kids, that will add... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

This aquarium is smaller than most that we have been to, but they still had a lot on display. The dolphin show was very good and worth the trip just to experience it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We were a little surprised that it was over $100 for 2 adults and 3 kids but it is what it is, can't imagine what they will change once the expansion is complete. The bald eagle display was empty which is the first stop so that didn't set a good tone. The dolphin show was entertaining for sure. The otters... More 

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New Ulm, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is not a large facility but it is run very well. The exhibits are family friendly and clean. The staff takes the time to explain the exhibits. A very wheelchair friendly area. The hands on exhibits are great for kids.

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Eastland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

This place is great to take you friends to visit. They will learn so much from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Check it ou!

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

The aquarium is rather small compared to others, but what they do have is nice. Everything was nicely set up. I enjoyed the jelly fish room and the sea horses the most. The dolphin show wasn't too bad. The cafe wasn't too bad for lunch. Not a bad place, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. Maybe... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots to take the family. The animals are incredible and the staff is super friendly. There is construction going on but they've made it smokth for guests and seem to be working quickly to finish! Cant wait to meet the new animal friends!!! Enjoy!

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Elverum, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Very educational. Very friendly and helpful staff. Really enjoyed all the hours with feeding and learning about all the inhabitants.

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